Saturday, November 6, 2010

Pink Dinosaur #213

Pink Balaur by David Tana

24 – Balaur bondoc – this newly described velociraptorine made its home in what is now Romania in the Late Cretaceous (~ 70 mya).  It was an island dwelling dinosaur with a number of characteristics unique to its group, such as a slender two fingered hand, a stocky body, and not one, but two sickle-shaped claws on each foot.  The reference for this restoration comes from an image in the paper by Csiki et al. (2010) titled “An aberrant island-dwelling theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Romania” from the journal PNAS of the USA. Pen and color pencil on paper.  (click the image to enlarge.)

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